Where Can I Serve?

Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of this church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. Church members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as washing the church vehicles, to preparing the church bulletins.
 
Interested in getting involved in our Outreach Ministries? Contact the church office at (410) 861-5788 or email sandymtumc@comcast.net

 

Safe Haven Shelter

This shelter serves adult men and women who are homeless and suffer from a chronic mental illness. 

Weekly Meals
Our Church provides a meal and fellowship every Thursday of the month.
Christmas Party
Our Church sponsors a party for the residents. We have a luncheon/party with games and Christmas carols. We provide gifts from their wish lists purchased with donations from the Giving Tree and the MYF Outreach project.

Our Church has been serving at Safe Haven shelter since 2010.

www.hspinc.org

https://www.facebook.com/HumanServicesPrograms/

 

Country Acres Assisted Living

We visit Country Acres three times a month plus on birthdays when we stop by with flowers or balloons and a card from Sandy Mount UMC.

Arts and Crafts
We bring a seasonal craft to do with all residents that would like to participate. During our visit we have plenty of time to fellowship.
Message and Singing
The third Thursday of every month Pastor Kathy and a few church members bring music and a message to the residents. We have time to visit and share some cookies.
Bingo
This is a favorite for the residents. Some of the youth from our church go to help and to visit. There are always lots of winners in more ways than one!
Our Church has been visiting Country Acres since 2014
 

 

Adopt-a-Road

Twice a year our Church picks up trash on Old Westminster Pike from Bollinger Rd to Reese Fire Dept.

Our Church has been picking up trash since 2014

 

Westminster Rescue Mission

Mission Statement

The Westminster Rescue Mission exists to advance the Kingdom of God by proclaiming God’s Word and by partnering with local churches, businesses, social service organizations, caring supporters and volunteers in order to provide ministries of relief, rescue and other services for individuals and families in need.

Every May our church collects clothes, shoes, and accessories to donate to the Mission. They will then be sold at the Mission Store to benefit the work that is done at WRM.

Our Church has been holding collections since 2015

https://addictionhealingctr.org/

 

Health Resources

Our Church hosts a Red Cross blood drive 3 times a year.

We have been facilitating blood drives since 2010.

https://www.redcross.org/give-blood.html

 

Meals on Wheels

“Pop up Ministry” a few times a year we make tray favors for Meals on Wheels clients. We do this during the In-Between-Café where we make approx. 100 favors for local clients.

https://www.mealsonwheelsmd.org/

 

Prayer Box

We are reaching out to our neighborhood with our prayer box. The box is located close to the road in front of our church. Although it is used sporadically the prayer requests put in the box are powerful and important.

Our Prayer Box has been available since June 2017

 

Global Missions

Missionary- Our Church contributes $2500 a year to help support our Missionary, Dr. Belinda Forbes

http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/dentist-follows-gods-call-to-nicaragua-get-your-spirit-in-shape

  

Compassion International- Our Church sponsors a young man, Barato Gosawa, from Indonesia.

Our Church has been supporting Compassion International/Barato since July 2015

https://www.compassion.com/

 

Holiday Bazaar

It may seem strange to have our biggest fundraiser listed as an Outreach ministry, but we consider it an opportunity for the community to be involved with our church. Since 2008, the Holiday Bazaar has tithed 10% of our annual profits to a local charity. We look for charities that are in the Westminster area, and that are not already supported by one of Sandy Mount’s other ministries. To date we have donated $11,098. The beneficiaries so far have been-

Meals on Wheels

New Life for Girls

Dove House

Access Carroll

Westminster Rescue Mission

On Our Own

Dad’s Works

The Literacy Council of Carroll County

Men of Standard Ministry

Rising Above Addiction

VIP Project

 

Sandymount Elementary School

Thanksgiving- Our church donates Thanksgiving dinner to 3 families with children at Sandymount Elementary School

Christmas- Our Church donates a generous number of gifts for 3 families with children at Sandymount Elementary School.

We also help with any clothing requests throughout the year. Our Church has been supporting the school since 2013.

 

SERRV

SERRV International is a nonprofit dedicated to fighting global poverty through fair and ethical trade. The SEERV warehouse is located in New Windsor.

Our Church sends a group to SEERV on an as needed basis.

https://www.serrv.org/

 

Christmas Outreach/Giving Tree

Our Church sets up a Christmas tree full of paper ornaments all representing an opportunity to give. There are tags representing Salvation Army Angels, Safe Haven Shelter, and designated Youth Outreach project. We put everything in one place so that people can choose where they want to give and not feel that they must give to everything.

 

Blessing of the Bikers

Spring of 2019 our Church held the first Blessing of the Bikers event. Pastor Kathy reached out to her contact at BACA (Bikers against Child Abuse) to promote this event. We will continue to try to grow this ministry.

https://bacaworld.org/

 

Over the years our Outreach Committee has done several one-and-done projects. Recently we collected bath towels and toiletries for Carroll County Recovery Support Services https://www.rehabcenter.net/rehab-centers/maryland-rehab-centers/sykesville/carroll-county-recovery-support-services-program, and baby items for Tender Care Pregnancy Center https://tendercare.org/.

We also have projects that we do every couple of years. Things like the Princess Pillowcase Project https://www.princesspillowcaseproject.org/, Carroll Food Sunday food drives https://ccfoodsunday.org/, and the Humane Society of Carroll County https://hscarroll.org.